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I recently bought some tea from Townshend’s as a gift, and decided I wanted to get a little something for myself at the same time. This is a blend I hadn’t yet tried so I wanted to check it out.

Because it is a blend with both green and black teas, I opted to brew it using a lower temperature. This resulted in a rather light brew that is somewhat similar to a dark Oolong (which seems to be a trend for today).

I can still taste qualities from each of the teas here, though: the Yunnan has a hint of pepper to it, and a really nice undertone of sweetness. The Assam is rich and malty, although not nearly as rich as it would have been with a higher brew temp. The green tea doesn’t really have a strong flavor, but, it does add a light, sweet hint of flavor and a vague note of flower to the cup.

I’m liking it.

ScottTeaMan

I’ve had a Tsarina Blend from SpecialTeas and loved it. It had grean tea pearls. I don’t think I’d like a Tsarina w/out the pearls.

seule771

Hi,
Nice review. Good that you are able to discern black notes from green notes; stating early on how that you brew it low temperature, resulting with something similar to a dark Oolong. The mentioning of Oolong makes me want to place this tea on my wish list. Done. Thank you.

seule771

Interesting review in that you can discern black from green and originally it brew similar to a dark Oolong. I am putting it on my wish list as result of this review. Thank you.

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ScottTeaMan

I’ve had a Tsarina Blend from SpecialTeas and loved it. It had grean tea pearls. I don’t think I’d like a Tsarina w/out the pearls.

seule771

Hi,
Nice review. Good that you are able to discern black notes from green notes; stating early on how that you brew it low temperature, resulting with something similar to a dark Oolong. The mentioning of Oolong makes me want to place this tea on my wish list. Done. Thank you.

seule771

Interesting review in that you can discern black from green and originally it brew similar to a dark Oolong. I am putting it on my wish list as result of this review. Thank you.

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